Infrastructure

RCMP say slow-moving vehicles like RV's can frustration for some motorists
RCMP say slow-moving vehicles like RV's can frustration for some motorists Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Stats show Island Highways can be treacherous May long weekend

By Ian Holmes
May 19, 2017 - 1:34pm

NANAIMO — The numbers don't lie - May long weekend can be dangerous on local highways.

There were 290 crashes which injured 52 people on Vancouver Island roads on Victoria Day long weekend last year, according to ICBC.

The crosswalks at the intersection of Commercial and Bastion St. need a touchup, since they currently look a little worn.
The crosswalks at the intersection of Commercial and Bastion St. need a touchup, since they currently look a little worn. City of Nanaimo

Downtown Nanaimo adds two more colourful crosswalks for Pride

By Spencer Sterritt
May 16, 2017 - 4:16pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 5:14pm

NANAIMO — A downtown Nanaimo crosswalk will become even more colourful.

The remaining two unpainted crosswalks at the intersection of Commercial and Bastion St. will be filled with rainbow colours for the upcoming Pride festival, joining the two already painted walkways.

Downtown filming for the show "Chesapeake Shores" will block one small street and limit parking from Monday to Wednesday.
Downtown filming for the show "Chesapeake Shores" will block one small street and limit parking from Monday to Wednesday. Nanaimo Arts Council

Prepare for traffic delays due to downtown Nanaimo TV filming

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 14, 2017 - 5:09pm

NANAIMO — Finding a parking spot in downtown Nanaimo will be more difficult in coming days. 

Filming for the show Chesapeake Shores will close Skinner St. from Commercial to Bastion St. from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, May 15. 

Aftermath of a fire which badly damaged a workshop belonging to World of Pentecost Church on Allsop Rd.
Aftermath of a fire which badly damaged a workshop belonging to World of Pentecost Church on Allsop Rd. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Fire scorches Church workshop in Nanaimo

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 11, 2017 - 5:41pm

NANAIMO — A fire which sent thick billowing smoke high into the air above Nanaimo badly damaged a workshop belonging to a local church.

The blaze broke out in the shop beside World of Pentecost Church on Allsop Rd. just before 3:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Mounties want to find a man seen smoking outside this bakery in French Creek shortly before it was destroyed in a massive fire.
Mounties want to find a man seen smoking outside this bakery in French Creek shortly before it was destroyed in a massive fire. C.J.

Person of interest sought in suspicious French Creek bakery fire

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 9, 2017 - 4:35pm

PARKSVILLE — Oceanside RCMP want to talk to a person of interest in a suspicious fire that destroyed French Creek Bakery and Cafe.

Cpl. Jesse Foreman told NanaimoNewsNOW police want to talk to a man spotted near the bakery just before the April 28 fire.

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